The cold weather is here, but we still had an amazingly beautiful autumn day in Minnesota on Tuesday as we visited the newly erected Mondale Conservation Legacy sites. We stopped at the St. Croix Boom Site in Stillwater, Log House in Scandia, Interstate Park, and Wild River State Park.
Thanks to John Kaul for the photos and Peter Gove for his important role in organizing this event (and his driving skills!). And of course, it was a pleasure to spend the day with the Mondales in celebration of their father’s love and dedication to preserve the St. Croix River for future generations.
Minnesota Values Project Survey
COVID-19 has created extraordinary challenges for our families, schools, and businesses. Nineteen months of the pandemic have exacerbated the wide disparities Minnesotans continue to face. In response to this, my colleagues and I are reaching out to residents of our state to see how we can deliver assistance and work together to enact policies that reflect our shared values as Minnesotans. You’re invited to take a short, four-question survey to help us in these efforts.
Booster Shots Available
The CDC has recommended booster shots for some people who have received the Pfizer version of the COVID-19 vaccine. This booster will help extend the effectiveness of their vaccine. For those who received their shot at least six months ago, groups eligible for a booster include those who:
Boosters are not yet available for those who received the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine, but the work towards that is being done. Visit the Minnesota Vaccine Locator for a location to receive either your booster or initial vaccine series.
With the Delta variant still fueling the pandemic, it remains important for as many people as possible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free, and effective in helping prevent the virus from spreading in our communities and protecting yourself against hospitalization or other serious health impacts. Please make plans to get your shot if you haven’t yet done so.
Energy Assistance Program Expands
A reminder Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP), has expanded, ensuring Minnesotans can stay warm and lights will stay on during our cold months. Also, the Cold Weather Rule took effect on October 1 and will last through April 30. Learn more by going to the Department of Commerce website.
As we start to prepare for the 2022 Legislative Session, please feel free to reach out during this time with any questions or comments you have on the work ahead for our community. You can reach me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (651-296-4244). I appreciate hearing from you!
Representative Shelly Christensen